This page will tell you everything you need to know about the module and award choices associated with the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme and it's various pathways within the School of Health Professions.
All pathways of the programme offer three exit awards:
You can choose the award of postgraduate certificate at the end of stage one of any pathway of the programme as long as you have earned 60 credits, made up of one core module - applying evidence to practice - and two pathway specific or optional modules (depending on the pathway chosen).
You can choose the award of postgraduate diploma at the end of stage two of any pathway of the programme as long as you have earned 120 credits. 40 credits of these will be made up from two core modules - applying evidence to practice and Project design for research. If the programme is being taken on a part time basis, applying evidence to practice must be taken in Year 1 and Project design for research must be taken prior to applying for the dissertation module.
Master of science (MSc) award
To earn a full masters degree, you must earn 180 credits over three stages of the programme. The MSc Advanced Professional Practice Research Dissertation module is a core module for all pathways of the programme and worth 60 credits.
Pathway specific and optional modules
The modules that you choose to take at each stage will depend on whether you would like to achieve the generic MSc Advanced Professional Practice award or one of the specialised pathways within the School of Health Professions - please see the information below to find out which modules are linked to which pathway.
All pathways of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programmes within the School of Health Professions contain three core modules:
Modules associated with MSc Advanced Professional Practice programmes
The modules listed here are associated with one, some or all pathways of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme within the School of Health Professions. Some of these modules are considered pathway specific for some pathways and optional for others. For further information on which modules make up the various pathways please visit the programme webpages via the gallery below.
ADV703 – Occupation as the focus of contemporary practice
ADV709 – Injection therapy for health professionals (Corticosteroid)
ADV710 – Pathomechanics and rehabilitation of gait and balance
ADV712 – Supported independent study
ADV720 – Dietetic management of inherited metabolic disorders
ADV726 – Assessing adult learners in their practice
ADV727 – Supporting adult learners in professional practice settings
ADV729 – Critical care management - Airway, breathing and circulation
ADV730 – Critical care management - Neurological, environmental and special patient groups
ADV732 – Advanced clinical reasoning for the critical care patient
ADV733 – Retrieval and transfer of a critical care patient within special situations
ADV735 – Advancing the management of long term conditions
ADV739 – Rehabilitation: Cognition, perception and behaviour
ADV740 – Enhancing practice in chronic pulmonary conditions
ADV741 – Nutrition and dietetics in infancy and childhood
ADV742 – Nutrition and dietetics in common paediatric disorders
ADV743 – Clinical dietetics for infants and children
ADV744 – Neonatal nutrition
ADV746 – Children, young people and their families and the legal process
ADV749 – Dietetic practice: Supported study
ADV750 – Occupational Therapy practice: Supported study
ADV751 – Physiotherapy practice: Supported study
ADV752 – Social Work practice: Supported study
ADV755 – Application of law and policy in safeguarding adults
ADV756 – Advanced critical reflection, risk and decision making
ADV758 – Supporting the needs of the frail older person
ADV759 – International perspectives and practice requirements for health and social care practitioners
ADV762 – Recognition and reduction of risk to the lower limb in the patient with diabetes
ADV765 – The ageing person: Society, body and mind
ADV766 – Innovation in an ever changing marketplace – entrepreneurship for health and social care professionals
ADV767 – Advanced clinical reasoning in musculoskeletal conditions
ADV768 – Clinical assessment and management in neurology
MSc Advanced Professional Practice modules with the School of Nursing and Midwifery
Find out more about the modulesThe School of Nursing and Midwifery also offers a number of optional modules which you may be able to use towards your chosen award with the School of Health Professions.
You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
8.30–17.00 (Friday 16.30)